Why were changes made to the Determination?
The Building Act 2016 has been in operation for 6 months. CBOS has received feedback on:
- the interpretation of the Determinations on Categories of Work
- deficiencies in scope of the types of work; and
- clarification of applicable limitations.
In May 2017 reference groups met and considered a range of changes to the Determinations on Building and Plumbing Categories of Work.
The reference groups were made up of representatives of the plumbing, technical, industry associations and local government sectors.
Why were changes made to the Approved Forms?
CBOS received feedback indicating there were too many forms. A need to streamline the process was identified to help avoid duplication. Draft changes to the forms were circulated to industry and councils in April 2017.